Top 8 Features of NI Single-Board RIO General Purpose Inverter Controller

Publish Date: Aug 06, 2012 | 7 Ratings | 5.00 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

The NI Single-Board RIO general-purpose inverter controller (GPIC) takes advantage of the industry-proven NI LabVIEW graphical system design environment for the design, development, and deployment of inverter control applications. LabVIEW is an intuitive graphical programming environment that helps you quickly develop powerful applications with professional user interfaces using drag-and-drop graphical components and flexible, high-level APIs.

LabVIEW and the NI Single-Board RIO GPIC make field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology easily accessible, so you can define your control circuitry while reducing the complexity and costs associated with traditional custom hardware.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Graphical Co-Simulation (NI Multisim Software, LabVIEW FPGA Module)
  2. 2. Advanced IP Algorithm Development
  3. 3. Development Libraries and IP Cores
  4. 4. Smart-Grid-Ready Designs
  5. 5. Power Electronics Control and Monitoring I/O
  6. 6. FPGA/Processor Board
  7. 7. FPGA Advantage
  8. 8. Real-Time Simulation
  9. Next Steps

1. 1. Graphical Co-Simulation (NI Multisim Software, LabVIEW FPGA Module)

Design and Simulate Your Power Converter Circuit

Design and simulate your inverter circuit in the Multisim graphical environment.

Develop Your Controller

Rapidly develop and validate advanced power electronics control algorithms with Multisim and LabVIEW FPGA co-simulation.

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2. 2. Advanced IP Algorithm Development

Build Your Model

Construct your plant and control models and analyze their performance in an intuitive LabVIEW graphical environment.

Design and Test Your Controller

Use a fixed- or variable-step simulation loop to test the performance of your power electronics control algorithms before deploying them to the FPGA.

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3. 3. Development Libraries and IP Cores

Reduce Development Time

Reduce your development time and engineering cost by taking advantage of the built-in VIs (LabVIEW code) for a variety of power electronics applications.

Focus on Your Application

Focus on application-specific features and code segments by using prebuilt IP cores for common tasks such as PWM, proportional integral derivative control, and Clarke and Park transforms.

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4. 4. Smart-Grid-Ready Designs

Make Your Application Smart-Grid Ready

Make your power converter application smart-grid ready by taking advantage of LabVIEW compatibility with the Distributed Network Protocol and IEC 60870-5 open-communication protocols.

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5. 5. Power Electronics Control and Monitoring I/O

Accelerate Time to Market

Eliminate the need for custom printed circuit board (PCB) I/O board design and manufacturing with the NI 9683 GPIC and get your product to market faster.

Design Application-Specific PCBs Faster

Take advantage of the NI 9683 GPIC’s complete set of I/O for power electronics control that is compatible with most standard insulated-gate bipolar transistor intelligent power modules.

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6. 6. FPGA/Processor Board

Use a Prevalidated Design for Your Application

Easily integrate the NI sbRIO-9606 embedded controller into your high-volume applications that require flexibility, reliability, and high performance.

Achieve High Performance With a Small Footprint

Use the NI sbRIO-9606, which combines an FPGA with an embedded processor, for high-speed control applications and high-bandwidth data processing and publishing.

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7. 7. FPGA Advantage

Take Advantage of the Power of FPGA

Experience truly parallel code execution and nanosecond timing for your power electronics control applications with the Spartan-6 FPGA.

Simplify Development and Increase Productivity

Abstract the complexity of hardware description language programming and generate an FPGA implementation from a high-level graphical environment using LabVIEW FPGA.

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8. 8. Real-Time Simulation

Integrate Your Plant Model Into the Development Process

Deploy your system model (state-space model or JMAG finite element analysis model) to a variety of off-the-shelf real-time targets (NI CompactRIO, PXI) for real-time plant simulation.

Accelerate Prototype Development and Testing

Use the software-configurable FPGA to rapidly test power electronics control algorithms.

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9. Next Steps

Order the NI Single-Board RIO GPIC Evaluation Kit

Watch an introductory webcast on GPIC

View and share resources in the Power Electronics Development Community

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